THE WATER QUESTION.
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MESSRS. CAMMELL AND Co.'s
LETTER TO THE LATE CHAIRMAN
OF THE LOCAL BOARD.
 
 
    Mr. WARWICK, clerk to the  Workington Local Board, has been pressing the
local Government Board to send  down an inspector for the purposes of inquiry
prior to borrowing £5,000 for the  purpose of completing the water scheme from
the river.
 
    A notification was received  yesterday, (Friday) that Mr. Arnold TAYLOR
would hold an inquiry on November  7th, so that some lively proceedings may be
looked for, as it is understood that  Mr. SMITH and those who with him have
opposed the scheme, will make an effort to  oppose the borrowing of the money.
 
    A correspondent has forwarded  the following, which purports to be a copy
of the now historic letter sent by  Messrs. CAMMELL and Co. to Mr. H. BOWES,
chairman of the Local Board, and which  found it's way into the pocket of that
gentleman, without being read to the  Board: -
 
    "Sir, - The guarantee required  by us from the Local Board relative to
the proposal to supply these works with  water not being forthcoming, and as we
can no longer delay taking steps to  provide ourselves with water, we hereby
intimate that all negotiations between  the Local Board and this Company are
now at an end, and that we will proceed to  carry out our own plans for
independent supply."
 
 
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